Social Work and Youth Development

Volunteer Int. Adventures
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High­lights

For Social Work students, get practical credits for your Social Work studies with the onsite social worker to oversee your work
Great for those interested in creative arts for art therapy and music for the marimba band
For qualified Counsellors, Social Workers and Psychologists this is a great opportunity to get assist youth at risk in the NPO sector
Help take basic literacy and numeracy classes or one-on-one reading sessions
Jam packed weekends filled with extreme sports, whale & dolphin watching, local markets, lagoon cruises, beach & forest walks, wildlife safaris & animal sanctuaries
Assist with youth at risk and street children with social work, sports, art, music, teaching and counselling for their personal development This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Join a team of caring childcare workers in South Africa at a daily drop-off centre for youth at risk. This is fantastic project for educators, counsellors, social work, psychologists or those with similar interests. The main aim is to assist and support the social worker and auxiliary social worker in their daily program with the youth that are all there voluntary. For those wishing to do this project as a social work internship, that can be arranged too.

The centre is set in one of the poorer areas of Knysna, the town in which the project is based, and the youth that attended the centre are fetched every morning and dropped off later. There is a daily program and the youth have programs from life skills, art therapy, sports, numeracy, literacy, reading, music to personal development and more.

As many of the youth are school dropouts, the project runs in the school term with the long term aim of facilitating the youth back into local schools if at all possible and preparing them to deal with the challenges that they face in the education system and in life.

Many of the youth have challenges at school due to learning disabilities which in the long run ends up with them dropping out of school. The childcare workers try and address those challenges so that help can be given. They also actively have parenting sessions too so that families are equipped to be a solid support structure.

Occasionally adolescent development programs are run in nearby schools to try and prevent future dropping out of schools by leaners who are battling.

We love any volunteers with a passion for youth upliftment and helping with socio-economic issues so any skills or just enthusiasm will be of a great benefit. Please let us know if you have any special interests or talents that we can utilize to enhance your time and to benefit the project

There are a few activities that you can take part in after-school. You can either help with the children at the local safe house with their homework, the after-school club with the youth development centre, assist with grassroots soccer coaching, visit the local elephant park, shopping, have lunch at the Waterfront on the estuary edge, hike the Pledge nature reserve or just getting a well deserved nap as the children can be exhausting as they have so much energy. Please note that after-school activities do not take place every afternoon.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

7.30 to 8am- Get up, get ready and have a bite to eat. It is advisable to prepare a snack for the day especially if you are staying for the after-school group. 

8.30am - Be collected at your volunteer accommodation and taken to the centre. The youth that attend the centre will be arriving around the same time after being collected from 8am and they will also make sure the centre is tidy for the day's activities

9am - Sylvia the cook serves the youth a nutritious breakfast to give them energy for the day. This is the perfect time to get acquainted with the youth and form a rapport. You can also assist Sylvia if you have some ideas for a fun breakfast- or even prepare a typical breakfast found in your country. After breakfast some of the youth will take care of the chore of washing dishes

9.30am- Now it is time for a fun short session of motivation  which has lots of singing and dancing to set the mood for the day and get energy levels up. It is also a great icebreaker for new volunteers and new youth registered at the centre

10am- The daily sessions now start and depending on the day of the week could be any of numeracy lessons, literacy lessons, art therapy in the form of working with clay or banner painting projects, personal development sessions dealing with topics like anger management, peer group pressure, substance abuse, children's rights, bullying and skills development like cooking and sewing 

13pm- Lunch is served for the youth followed by some last minute chores of making sure the dishes are done and the centre is tidy. After lunch is a perfect time to enjoy some sports development with the youth before they get dropped off for the day

2 to 2.30pm- The youth are dropped off for the day and you will be fetched and taken back to your volunteer accommodation unless you are staying for the after-school club. Your time is now your own for a little shopping, sightseeing or other activities that the project offers like helping with homework at a local children's safe house

Volunteers are also welcome to stay later for the optional after-school club which takes place between 3.30pm and 5pm. The after-school club  is open for all school attending  children in the community and sports, board games, helping with homework and other fun and educational activities take place

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

There is a wealth of activities in the area to suit most volunteers from the extreme sports lovers who would like to jump the world's highest bridge bungee which is only an hour away, paraglide, skydive, hike the magical forest home to the last most southern free-roaming elephants, take a surfing lesson or snorkel one of the ship wrecks in the lagoon to those who love animals and wildlife with primate, bird, predator and elephant sanctuaries in the vicinity, horseback and vehicle wildlife safaris and whale and dolphin boat based viewing. For those who enjoy shopping there are plenty of interesting shops and many local weekend markets filled with delicious food and unique arts and crafts. A variety of restaurants cater for those looking to try some of the delicious food South Africa is known for and also included is a Saturday tour of markets and wildlife viewing and a Sunday South African braai (BBQ)  

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Sport
Paardrijden
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Volunteers with qualifications in education, social work, psychology, counselling, arts and crafts and sports coaching are very welcome
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 14:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Volunteer Int. Adventures

The cost of the project includes lovely shared accommodation, a food allowance, daily transport to and from the project, airport collections and drop offs, staff on the ground available for emergencies 24/7 and to oversee your stay and safety, marketing costs, donations to the project, a Saturday tour and a Sunday braai (BBQ) either at the beach or the forest.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op George Airport

You will need to fly into George Airport for your airport collection where you will be met by your Volunteer International Adventures representative and driven to your volunteer accommodation in Knysna. On completion of your project, you will be driven back to George Airport in time for your return flight. If arriving by coach from Cape Town, you will be fetched and dropped off at the coach depot in Knysna

Accomodatie
The volunteer accommodation is a lovely self-catering apartment in the town of Knysna close to shopping malls, restaurants, take-aways, gyms, nightlife, entertainment areas and essential services. There is security and the area is safe to walk around. Accommodation is either shared with another volunteer or single depending on volunteer numbers, a TV, bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet, living area and a kitchen. There is also WIFI and a washing machine. Couples, friends, and families can be accommodated.
Slaapkamer (Dubbel)
Eten & Drank

You will also receive a food allowance for your basic food essentials for your self-prepared meals. You will be taken for a grocery shop as part of your induction on your arrival. This means that you can choose the specific food if you have set dietary requirements. There is a kitchen for cooking

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is George Airport (GRJ) in George. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zuid-Afrika.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Zuid-Afrika biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Zuid-Afrika dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Zuid-Afrika.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Starting days are Monday to Friday in the South African school term. A more fun based holiday program is also available in school holidays. Closed from the 15th of December to the 15th of January
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.905
5 weken
$2.286
6 weken
$2.667
7 weken
$3.048
8 weken
$3.429
9 weken
$3.810
10 weken
$4.191
11 weken
$4.572
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$5.334
Gemiddelde kosten
$460 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in GBP. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Volunteer Int. Adventures zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Volunteer Int. Adventures gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Volunteer Int. Adventures jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Volunteer Int. Adventures

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